LAUREN Goodger has branded Dancing On Ice’s judges ‘vile’ eight years on from her appearance.
The former Towie star competed in the eighth series of the ITV reality show back in 2013, but was eliminated in the second week alongside her pro partner Michael Zenezini.
Yesterday, Lauren retweeted 2018 DOI winner Jake Quickenden’s post about Sunday’s Dancing on Ice: The Greatest Show on Ice, which looked back over the most memorable moments in the show’s history.
In his post, the former X Factor star expressed his disappointment at his screen time in the best bits special.
He penned: “Gutted watching dancing on Ice tonight, had so many amazing memories and unfortunately didn’t get to see any!!
“I guess they have loads of footage to fit in to 2 hours!!!
“Always have the amazing memories though! Good to watch tonight, been some incredible skaters”.
The tweet clearly touched a nerve with Lauren as she retweeted his post and shared her upset about not being featured on the one-off.
The reality TV star also claimed had she been partnered with another pro skater she could have progressed further and insisted that the judges were needlessly “vile” during her stint.
The pregnant star penned: “Same as me I was hoping would show my year of me … and my training and performances !!
“Def needed a dif partner would of been funny to show my [downcast face with sweat emoji] and nerves lol but also a good performance and how vile the judges were – no need back then!” (sic).
The judging panel has changed throughout the years but at the time of Lauren’s appearance Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, Pussycat Dolls’ Ashley Roberts and choreographer Jason Gardiner sat behind the desk.
Jason famously claimed her and Michael’s first performance had “all the sensuality of a walrus on ice” after he scored it a mere three.
Years after her appearance on the ice, Lauren admitted that she was pregnant during her time on the programme, having conceived with then boyfriend Jake McLean.
She told Channel 5’s In Therapy in 2017: “I was on a TV show that was quite intense. I had to try and perform when I was quite far gone. It didn’t last.”
Lauren miscarried the baby, but tried not to dwell on her loss and decided to focus on the future.
She added: “I’m the type of person who, when something happens, I move on. That’s how I am. It’s not something I addressed.”
Asked if she grieved, she told the therapist: “No, I just moved on”.
Elsewhere, Dancing On Ice bosses could be forced to cut this series short – unless axed stars are brought back.
Last night, HOAR revealed Jason Donovan was the seventh star to pull out of the dangerous reality show.
There are five more shows yet to air – with only five remaining celebrities in the competition. It’s now impossible for three stars to compete in the final.
It could mean producers will have to end the series early after running out of replacements.